Wheat State Whirlwind plans Kansas expedition
Annual tour visits historic, cultural, geographic sites
This year’s Wheat State Whirlwind bus tour, May 21 and May 24 through
28, will live up to its name with stops in communities across Kansas.
Three dozen KU faculty and staff members will spend six days touring cultural,
historic, economic and geographic sites of interest from Atchison to Liberal—360
miles as the crow flies.
Sponsored by the chancellor’s office, the tour began in 1997 as
a way to introduce faculty new to Kansas to the people and terrain of
their new home state. The tour also offers new KU faculty opportunities
to meet faculty from other departments. The tour took a hiatus in 2003
but is back this year by popular demand.
A reception for tour participants will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10,
at the chancellor’s residence.
Visit the Wheat State Whirlwind Web site, www.wheatstate.ku.edu.
Wheat State Whirlwind 2004 itinerary:
The tour will visit the Kansas Speedway, Leavenworth and Atchison.
The tour will visit Topeka, Emporia, Scott and Carol Ritchie’s ranch
near Cottonwood Falls, Sedan and Winfield.
The tour will visit Harper, Medicine Lodge, Mullinville, Meade and Liberal.
The tour will visit Garden City, the Duff Ranch in Logan County, Montezuma,
Oakley and Colby.
The tour will visit Nicodemus, Palco, Plainville, Hays and Ross and Marianna
Beach’s ranch near Hays.
The tour will visit Wilson Lake, Lucas, Marquette, Lindsborg and Salina.